Should I swap my car ?
I posted before about not being so happy about the 156 1.6 engine. Seems lifeless under 3k rpm.
Anyway; my dealer has offered me a straight swap.
Basically he has agreed to swap
My 02 156 1.6 Lusso [Silver 3500 miles on clock]
(Lusso is standard model in Ireland - so no aircon, sideskirts, normal suspension and just 15" alloys)
01 156 1.8 Sportivo [Alfa Red 8500 miles on clock]
(Sportivo is Lusso plus SP1,2 or 3 - this one comes with 16" alloys, sideskirts, lowered suspension, aircon, and recaro seats).
The pros of course are that I get a 1.8 engine, and some extras.
The cons are that I end going back a yr, and may inherit some problems the previous driver had, not to mention the harder suspension. Already I've noticed water in one of the headlights, a key scratch on the bonnet, and a chip on the front bumper. My current car is almost * perfect *. I supposed I could ask the dealer to fix everything.
What do you think ?
Am I crazy to change, or should I stick with what I have ? Is there anything I could do that would give me engine some much needed low down torque ?